3 miles
Distance
196 ft
Climb
-2,386 ft
Descent
00:53:55
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Cristal Preto Trail
  • past supporters

  • FreeRide MTB Madeira
    2016 - 2018
    Builder

Cristal Preto Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #18092 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2008
  • Land Manager
    TRUTAS Trail

Ribeiro Frio Trilho muito antigo que passa por uma vereda pública e que atravessa terrenos privados. Trilho usado pelos antepassados que se deslocavam do norte para o sul da ilha, á uns anos atrás foi desenvolvido por amantes de BTT para passar bicicletas, sempre muito secreto e com muito respeito na sua utilização. É um trilho que devemos lá ir poucas vezes, pois passa por zonas privadas e que alguns proprietários não acham muito boa ideia a sua utilização. Este trilho até o seu verdadeiro inicio é preciso andar um pouco a pé por levada e até tem zonas que será preciso levar bike às costas. A sua verdadeira descida e conceito de "Diamante Preto" está mesmo muito longe e escondido, trilho de puro Enduro, é preciso cuidado redobrado, super inclinado com muitas raízes e pedras, passa por baixo de uma grande floresta que é património da UNESCO, zona de muita Laurissilva, muito característico da Ilha da Madeira, muito Humido e escorregadio quase todo o ano. Também é muito usado pelos Trail Runings nestes últimos 5 anos. Acaba na levada de acesso aos Balcões, cuidado a rodar na levada porque passa muito turismo.

Access Info

Atrás do Restaurante o Abrigo do Poiso a 500 metros do Cruzamento entra no lado Direito.
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Fica a 1km do poiso a sua entrada quem sobe em direção ao Areeiro

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Cristal Preto bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,190 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,871 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,110 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,110 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,920 ft
  • Grade
    -14.93%
  • Grade max
    -50.69%
  • Grade min
    31.801%
  • Distance climb
    1,905 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    201 ft
  • Avg time
    00:53:55
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Status:
on Jan 6, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Cristal Preto Trail Reports

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      Jan 6, 2019 @ 10:26am
      Jan 6, 2019
      Take the trail from the middle section , on the top there are too much bushes with spears , from the middle its very nice!
      Dec 8, 2018 @ 2:44pm
      Dec 8, 2018
      Very rideable dry with some standing features broken. Note: at the start there is thorn scrub ok on the first descent but hard to work through the...
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 1:44am
      Jul 16, 2018
      Seriously overgrown with thorny bushes at the top. Don't attempt to pass on this route unless you're carrying a machete. The trail is accessible...
      Dec 28, 2017 @ 12:00pm
      Dec 28, 2017
      Overgrown vegetation, had to turn around at 1/3 of the trail due to impassable thorn bushes
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Photos

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      118 |
      Oct 18, 2016 @ 3:18am
      Oct 18, 2016
      Cristal Preto, Funchal
      146 |
      Apr 7, 2016 @ 6:59pm
      Apr 7, 2016
      Cristal Preto, Madeira
      136 |
      Apr 7, 2016 @ 6:48pm
      Apr 7, 2016
      Cristal Preto, Madeira
      164 |
      Aug 20, 2014 @ 6:03am
      Aug 20, 2014
      Cristal Preto, Funchal

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag ajasecent (Jan 16, 2018 at 13:52)
       Jan 14th 2017. Wouldnt recommend doing this trail till the pricker bushes are cleaned out for about 150 meters. About 10 minutes into the trail
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